"You young people, are called to proclaim the message of the Gospel with the testimony of your lives."
St. John Paul II
PILLARS OF TOTUS TUUS
The celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the "source and summit" of the daily Totus Tuus schedule.
Totus Tuus catechists and counselors will lead the young people to Jesus for a week; however, Mary will lead them to Jesus for a lifetime. Therefore, Totus Tuus promotes Marian devotion. Meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary, we come to see how Mary always leads us to her Son.
Totus Tuus instructs young people in the basic tenets of the Catholic faith to cultivate both a firm intellectual grounding and a solid relationship with Jesus. All of our teaching aims to help young people grow in the understanding of, strengthen their faith in, and, most importantly, develop an intimate friendship with Jesus Christ.
Totus Tuus strives to foster Christian vocations by encouraging young people to begin discerning God's call in their life to be married, a priest, a religious, or single. Because team missionaries are striving to live an authentic Christian life and are actively discerning their vocation, they can better help the youth to do the same.
Totus Tuus demonstrates that one can be a faithful Catholic and still have fun. Morning "pump up," silly skits and songs, recess, water fights in the parishes, and all of the many elements infuse fun in the program.